I got word yesterday that KHOU 11 reporter Brad Woodard's bio was off the station's website. Sure enough that was true, plus both of his station social media accounts had been erased to boot.
Then came a tweet from a reporter "across the street" that pretty much summed things up:
Way to preserve quality #KHOU. 26 time Emmy winner Brad Woodard, one of America's finest broadcast writers, shown the door with no respect.
— Greg Groogan (@GrooganFox26) February 11, 2014
Groogan ain't joking about Woodard's awards. Every time I turned around it seemed he was winning something.
Woodard joined KHOU in 2006 from KARE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul. According to his erased bio, prior to that he worked for WTVF-TV, the CBS affiliate in Nashville, TN and WSAV-TV in Savannah, GA, where he anchored, reported and produced documentaries. He also appeared in the HBO film, "Vietnam War Stories," and on the short-lived ABC television series, "Breaking Away." The bio also notes his work appeared on NBC's "Today" show nearly 200 times.
Hopefully Woodard can update us on his future plans.
I've heard once Gannett took over the Belo stations there would be changes. Who knows if this is a Gannett thing, but we have already started to see other changes.
- Mia Gradney 3rd anchor on KHOU 11 morning news
- KHOU 11 anchor shuffle 2014
- Marcelino Benito of KGUN Tucson joins KHOU 11
(Thanks Taylor and Sarah)